Jordan Matson, from Racine, Wisconsin, was once a soldier in the US Army. Today Matson is a volunteer fighter with a Kurdish militia in northern Syria, fighting against ISIS and hoping to bring more Americans over to join the war.
Forty-three transgender people have been killed in Turkey since 2008, the highest number in Europe, according to the group Transgender Europe. But most killings of LGBT members in Turkey go unreported.
One for one. That's the new principle underlying a dramatic new plan announced by European Union negotiators today to deal with the continent’s ongoing migrant crisis. The proposal has already been described as a "death blow" to the asylum system by human rights group Amnesty International.
Turkey's been roiled by protests over plans to develop Gezi Park in Istanbul — but none quite like this protest. Kemal Uzun is organizing a series of flash mobs to tell the Turkish government that the people are not backing down.
After the US had to halt anti-ISIS flights out of Turkish air bases, now they've resumed operations. But Turkey's government is quickly rounding up thousands from the military in a purge that's expected to hurt its NATO abilities.